My 480 resurrection

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Olafson
480 Newbie
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My 480 resurrection

Post by Olafson » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:49 pm

I bought my 480 about 2 years ago on a whim as I fancied one for ages and a celebration came up near me, but then just parked it in a neighbors garden for two years. Now the neighbors are moving and I'm forced into reviving the old girl and gettin her back on the road. So "vanda van der vaart" (=my 480) got some jump leads on her, and drove under own steam out of the garden (after new wheels had been fitted etc...)
pics to follow.
So do I have to dump the Saab 9-3 daily driver soon? :rofl:

Martin Mc
Can tell where the 480 was built
Posts: 369
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 11:57 am

Re: My 480 resurrection

Post by Martin Mc » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:52 pm

Good luck with the project! It sounds like you will have your work cut out :D

Do post some pictures of your progress - it is always good to see before and after :hopping:
Volvo 480 - There's NOTHING like it!
Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue) (0ver to you Keith!) #467/480 Celebration (flame red metallic)
Every decent bloke deserves an extra-marital car (so my wife tells me)(apparently it keeps me out of mischief.... really..)

Martin Mc
Can tell where the 480 was built
Posts: 369
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 11:57 am

Re: My 480 resurrection

Post by Martin Mc » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:14 pm

Olafson wrote:I bought my 480 about 2 years ago on a whim as I fancied one for ages and a celebration came up near me, but then just parked it in a neighbors garden for two years. Now the neighbors are moving and I'm forced into reviving the old girl and gettin her back on the road. So "vanda van der vaart" (=my 480) got some jump leads on her, and drove under own steam out of the garden (after new wheels had been fitted etc...)
pics to follow.
So do I have to dump the Saab 9-3 daily driver soon? :rofl:
Did the resuurection take place after all? If so, how is it going? If not, what do you need to do next to get going? Did you get any pics?

Mine is nearing the point where she can go back on the road :hopping: - welding being done today, cam-belt next week and new tyres all round in early August, followed by MOT and boom!

Cheers!

Martin
Volvo 480 - There's NOTHING like it!
Previous 480 pedigree: 1992 ES (1.7 White) 1993 ES (2.0 Red) 1994 S (1.7 White) 1994 ES 2.0 (metallic red) 1995 S (1.7 Black) 1993 ES (2.0 Paris Blue) (0ver to you Keith!) #467/480 Celebration (flame red metallic)
Every decent bloke deserves an extra-marital car (so my wife tells me)(apparently it keeps me out of mischief.... really..)

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